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io, or corrupt collusion in betraying a cause which he had undertaken to prosecute. Cicero defended Drusus, and he was acquitted by a majority of four. The tribuni aerarii saved him, though the greater part of the senators and equites were against him; for though by the lex Fufia each of the three orders of judices voted separately, it was the majority of single votes, not the majority of majorities, that decided the judgment. (Ad Att. 4.16. ยงยง 5, 8, ib. 15.9, ad Qu. Fr. 2.16.3. As to the mode of counting votes, see Ascon. in Cic. pro Mil. p. 53, ed. Orelli.) In B. C. 50, M. Caelius Rufus, who was accused of an offence against the Scantinian law, thinks it ridiculous that Drusus, who was then probably praetor, should be appointed to preside at the trial. Upon this ground it has been imagined that there was some stigma of impurity upon the character of Drusus. (Ad Fam. 8.12.3, 14.4.) He possessed gardens, which Cicero was very anxious to purchase. (Ad Att. 12.21.2, 22.3, 23.3, 13.26.1
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Evander, Avia'nius or, as we read in some MSS., AVIA'NUS EVANDER, lived at Rome in B. C. 50, in a part of the house of Memmius, and was on friendly terms with Cicero, from whose letters we learn that he was a sculptor. He seems to have been a freedman of M. Aemilius Avianius. (Ad Fam. 7.23, 13.2.) [L.S]
Euno'nes king of the Adorsi or Aorsi, with whom the Romans made an alliance in their war against Mithridates, king of the Bosporus, in B. C. 50, and at whose court Mithridates took refuge, when he was unable any longer to hold out against the Romans. Eunones taking compassion on him, wrote to the emperor Claudius on his behalf. (Tac. Ann. 12.15, l8, 19.)
Fu'fius 2. Q. Fufius, an intimate friend of Cicero, who recommended him in B. C. 50 to C. Mummius. (Cic. Fam. 13.3.)
C. Fur'nius 2. Tribune of the plebs B. C. 50 (Cic. Att. 5.2, 18), and a friend and correspondent of Cicero. (Ad Fam. 10.25, 26.) Cicero trusted to the exertions of Furnius, while tribune, to obtain for him his recal at the end of his first year as proconsul of Cilicia, and, after his return, a suppliratio or thanksgiving. (Ad Fam. 8.10, 9.24, 15.14.) A clause, however, which Furnius inserted in his plebiscite, making the recal dependent on the Parthians remaining quiet until the month of August, B. C. 50, was unsatisfactory to Cicero, since July was the usual season of their inroads. (Cic. Att. 6.1.) Furnius, as tribune, was opposed to the unreasonable demands of the oligarchical party at Rome, that Caesar should immediately and unconditionally resign his proconsulship of Gaul. (Cic. Fam. 8.10.) After the breaking out of the civil war, he was sent by Caesar with letters to Cicero in March, B. C. 49. (Cic. Att. 9.6, 11, 7.19.) Cicero recommended Furnius to L. Munatius Plancus [PLANCUS]
Ga'vius 2. T. Gavius Caepio, a man of wealth and rank, whose son was tribune of the soldiers in the army of Bibulus in Syria, B. C. 50 (ad Att. 5.20.4).
ebeian family, which came probably from Fercntinum in the territory of the Hernici. (Orelli, Inscr. n. 589.) He was throughout life the personal and political friend of Caesar the dictator (Cic. Phil. 13.11), but his name would scarcely have rescued the Hirtia gens xii. from obscurity, had not his death marked a crisis in the history of the republic. In B. C. 58 he was Caesar's legatus in Gaul (Cic. Fam. 16.27), but was more frequently employed as a negotiator than as a soldier. In December B. C. 50, he was despatched with a commission to L. Balbus at Rome, and as he arrived and departed at night, his errand, as a known emissary of Caesar, caused much speculation and alarm, especially to Cn. Pompey. (Cic. Att. 7.4.) Hirtius returned from Gaul on the breaking out of the civil war in B. C. 49, and was at Rome in April after Pompey's expulsion from Italy, at which time lie obtained for the younger Q. Cicero an audience with Caesar (ad Att. 10.4.5, 11). Whether he accompanied his patron to
ssus (erroneously called the first triumvirate). Hortensius now drew back from public life, seeing probably that his own party must yield to the arts and power of the coalition, and yet not choosing to forsake it. From this time to his death (in B. C. 50) he confined himself to his advocate's duties. He defended Flaccus, accused of extortion in Asia, jointly with Cicero, and took occasion to extol the acts of the latter in his consulship (ad Att. 2.25). He also pleaded the cause of P. Lentulus Srant, that, next day, when Hortensius entered the theatre of Curio, he was received with a round of hisses--a thing mainly remarkable, because it was the first time lie had suffered any thing of the kind (ad Fam. 8.2). In the beginning of April, B. C. 50, he appeared for the last time, with his wonted success, for App. Claudius, accused de majestate et ambitu by Dolabella, the future sonin-law of Cicero. He died not long after. Cicero received the news of his death at Rhodes, as he was returning
Horte'nsius 8. Q. Hortensius Hortalus, Q. F. L. N., son of the great orator, by Lutatia. His education was probably little cared for, for Cicero attributes his profligacy to the corrupting influence of one Salvius, a freedman (ad Att. 10.18). On his return from his province, in B. C. 50, Cicero found him at Laodicea, living with gladiators and other low company (ad Att. 6.3). From the expressions in the same place, it appears that his father had cast him off; and we learn from other authority that he purposed to make his nephew, Messalla, his heir, to the exclusion of this son. (Val. Malx. 5.9.2.) However, he came in for part, at least, of his father's property; for we find Cicero inquiring what he was likely to offer for sale to satisfy his creditors (ad Att. 7.3). However, in 49, the civil war broke out, and Hortensius seized on the opportunity to repair his ruined fortunes. He joined Caesar in Cisalpine Gaul, and was sent on by him to occupy Ariminum; he therefore was the man who f
ut the populace and the consuls Piso and Gabinius, in B. C. 58, resisted the decree. A further decree of B. C. 53 forbade the private worship of Isis, and ordered the chapels dedicated to her to be destroyed. Subsequently, when the worship was restored, her sanctuaries were to be found only outside the pomoerium. (D. C. 40.47.) This interference on the part of the government was thought necessary on account of the licentious orgies with which the festivals of the goddess were celebrated. In B. C. 50, the consul, L. Aemilius Paulus himself, was the first to begin the destruction of her temples, as no one else ventured to do so. (V. Max. 1.3.3.) But these decrees do not appear to have quite succeeded in destroying the worship of Isis, for in B. C. 47 a new decree was issued to destroy the temple of Isis and Serapis. By a mistake, the adjoining temple of Bellona was likewise pulled down, and in it were found pots filled with human flesh. (D. C. 42.26.) As it had thus become evident that t
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